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Port of Waterford Welcomes New Container Service With Existing Links to Other Ports

30th June 2020
Hapag Lloyd AG through their Irish subsidiary have launched a new weekly container service on BG Freight Line's existing 'feeder' routes.  This connects the south-east of Ireland with deep-sea global shipping hubs of Liverpool and Rotterdam and will provide alternative logistical solutions. Hapag Lloyd AG through their Irish subsidiary have launched a new weekly container service on BG Freight Line's existing 'feeder' routes. This connects the south-east of Ireland with deep-sea global shipping hubs of Liverpool and Rotterdam and will provide alternative logistical solutions. Photo: Port of Waterford-twitter

Shipping company Hapag Lloyd Ireland , in partnership with BG Freight Line's 'feeder' services are to launch a new port offering from Belview, the main terminal in Waterford.

According to the Port of Waterford, this will complement their existing container services and out of Belfast, Cork and Dublin (See company's related then new cruiseship which last year made a first call to the capital).

As for the new weekly feeder service is operated by the Irish subsidiary of the German shipping group, which will connect local businesses with the deep-sea shipping hubs of Liverpool and Rotterdam.

Hapag Lloyd intends to support industry in the south-east of the country by providing an additional shipping solution. As previously exporters would have been reliant on the ports of Dublin and Cork for their shipping needs.

The close proximity to mainland Europe will provide these customers with a more cost effective and efficient service whilst connecting exporters and importers to a variety of international trade routes.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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